James H. Altman

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Departed on March 2, 2019 and resided in Arnold, MO

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James H. Altman, Sr., 88, of Arnold, MO, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 with his daughter, Sheree McGill and son-in-law Tim McGill, by his side. Jim was born August 6, 1930 in Lincoln, IL, to Fred and Mary (nee: Greenslate) Altman, the oldest of five children. He graduated from Lincoln High School and served in the Marine Corps.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Herb Altman; and sister, Marysue Altman. He is survived by his brother, Fred Altman of Pekin, IL; sister, Joyce Seelye of Lincoln IL; sisters-in-law, Sharon Altman and Erika Altman; children, Jim (Sue) Altman, Jr., Sheree (Tim) McGill, Mary (Frank) Butterfield, Jeff Altman, and Lori Allbritton; 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Jim loved hunting, fishing, showing and judging walking horses, the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. He worked in the construction industry his entire life. He enjoyed working and only retired 7 years ago due to injuries suffered in a car accident.
The family would like to thank the administrators and employees at Woodland Manor in Arnold, MO, for their loving care and support during his final days and the past six years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Connect Church in Fenton, MO on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at https://www.alz.org/

Guestbook Entries

  1. Thom and Connie Day March 8, 2019 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Praying for you and your family.

  2. Barb White March 8, 2019 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Will miss you Uncle Jim.

  3. Mary Butterfield March 8, 2019 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Dear Dad, To the Best Dad and Father a Daughter could have. You will Always be in our Hearts and will Remember the Love and Care that you gave to all of us. I will not say good bye only that I will see you in my Heart everyday. I Love you Dad. Your Loving daughter Kathy Butterfield.

  4. Frank Butterfield March 8, 2019 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    A candle light from Kathy, Frank, and Melissa

  5. Susan Scott March 8, 2019 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace for the family as you grieve this loss. Love and hugs!

  6. Candace Garner March 8, 2019 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Grandpa I wish we could have been closer. Praying for all the family. Love, hugs, and thoughts of peace.

  7. Bob and Cindy Hunter March 8, 2019 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Sheree and family- so sorry for your loss. You our in our thoughts and prayers. Love your family. Bob and Cindy

  8. Kevin Altman March 8, 2019 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Miss you grandpa.

  9. Regina Hardy March 8, 2019 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace and may the Lord bring all the lives you touched peace and happy memories

  10. Sharon Chisenhall March 9, 2019 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Sheree, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I pray you will feel the comfort of the prayers of many friends.

  11. John & Tina Ratermann March 9, 2019 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Memories of a life well lived, will make your loss easier. Prayers.

  12. Kathy Wrighy March 9, 2019 at 8:54 am - Reply

    So sorry and sad to lose your Dad. I pray for peace and comfort during this time.

  13. Ron and Marilyn Haag March 9, 2019 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Kevin, Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family on your loss. You will hold your grandfather in your heart forever. Love, Marilyn and Ron Haag

  14. Melissa Michels March 9, 2019 at 9:37 am - Reply

    I love you grandpa. You’ll always be in my heart.

  15. Gee Palmer March 9, 2019 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Sheree sorry to hear about your loss. May your family be comforted during this time and feel God’s presence. Love your family.

  16. Colleena Eutsey March 10, 2019 at 7:37 am - Reply

    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Love, Coco and Dewayne

  17. Doyle Gilliland March 10, 2019 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Prayers for you and your family love you all.

  18. Doyle Gilliland March 10, 2019 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Prayers for you and your family.

  19. Doyle Gilliland March 10, 2019 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Prayers for you and your family.

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